Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2017
As of 20 January, over 63,000 people remain displaced due to flash floods in northern Mindanao and the Visayas from 16 January, with an estimated 48,000 people inside 115 evacuation centres. (OCHA, 23 Jan 2017)
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the combined effects of the rains that have lashed starting mid-January resulted in at least nine deaths, injured 10 people, damaged homes and swept away livelihoods, mainly in CARAGA, Davao and Northern Mindanao regions. More than 320,000 households (1.5 million people) have been affected, with at least 1,300 houses damaged. The authorities pre-emptively evacuated over 17,000 households (85,000 people), with 53,200 people still remaining in evacuation centres or staying with host families. Parts of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao provinces have been declared under the state of calamity. Initial estimates indicated that the cost of damage caused to agriculture alone is more than PHP 126 million (CHF 2.5 million). (IFRC, 3 Feb 2017)
In January 2017, a total of 77,704 families (approximately 387,138 persons) were displaced in Mindanao due to several days of massive flooding caused by heavy and continuous rain. Most of the displaced -- 328,111 persons -- were able to return to their homes as of mid-February. (Protection Cluster, 15 Feb 2017)
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remained displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items. (OCHA, 20 Feb 2017)
As of 25 February, more than 30,000 people remain displaced by flooding in northeastern Mindanao, with most staying with relatives or friends. Surigao del Norte, which was also affected by the 10 February earthquake, still has 1,150 people displaced by flooding that are staying in evacuation centres. Local disaster management authorities continue to monitor the situation and provide assistance to those displaced. (OCHA, 27 Feb 2017)
Flooding in low-lying areas in Mindanao is a yearly occurrence, particularly during monsoon season. But from January to February this year, the effects of a low pressure area and the tail-end of a cold front brought unusually heavy rain and flooding in different parts of Mindanao and Visayas. Over 280,000 people have been affected all over Mindanao. As of 2 March, over 29,000 people are still displaced in Caraga region. (OCHA, 2 March 2017)
As of 12 March, over 11,000 people in Lamitan City (Basilan province) and Tambulig municipality (Zamboanga del Sur province) are displaced by flooding. Two deaths in the provinces of Misamis Occidental and Sarangani and one missing person in Maguindanao province were also reported. The floods damaged 127 houses, mostly in Lamitan City. Local disaster management authorities, with support from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team and the Philippine Red Cross, are providing relief items to those affected in Basilan. (OCHA, 13 March 2017)
Displaced population (cumulative)
There were displacement incidents which happened in each quarter of 2017. As of 31 December 2017, 59,100 families remained displaced affected by Marawi Conflict and Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Tembin.
Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of **New Zealand** and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security in **Mindanao**. The New Zealand assistance will fund a project that is expected to reach at least 3 000 farming families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces.
870,000 displaced population
In March 2017, a total of 7,393 families (approximately 36,867 persons) were displaced in Mindanao. Of these, at least 2,613 families (approximately 13,067 persons) were displaced due to armed conflict, 691 families (approximately 3,455 persons) were displaced due to clan feud, 1,290 families (approximately 6,450 persons) were displaced due to crimes and violence and 2,779 families (approximately 13,895 persons) were displaced due to flooding.
From January 2016 to February 2017, 96 incidents caused displacement of more than 695,500 people in 116 municipalities. In 2016, human-induced disaster, such as armed conflict, clan feud and crime and violence, displaced almost 280,000 people. More than 387,000 people were displaced in January 2017 due to several days of massive flooding caused by heavy and continuous rain.
On 12 April, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in Lanao del Sur province (Mindanao) affecting about 2,800 people in the town of Wao. No casualties have been reported. To date, 652 houses were damaged.
Regional disaster management authorities have augmented local relief efforts and continue to closely coordinate with municipal authorities.
2,800 people affected
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
13 April 2017
The monitored Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0°N, 134.5°E).
14 April 2017
The LPA 'f'as estimated based on all available data at 615 km East of Surigao City, Suriga9 del Sur (9'.8°N, 131.0°E) at 10:00 AM.
At 4:00 AM, the LPA developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "CRISING".
13 April 2017
The monitored Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0N, 134.5E) at 10:00AM. The weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Southern Luzon, and Northern Mindanao by weekend. It is possible to intensify into a tropical depression within the next 24 hours.
14 April 2017
• Over 1,800 children were formally disengaged from the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces and Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade in a landmark agreement between the armed groups and the United Nations in the Philippines.
• The Community of Practice on Community Engagement puts the Rapid Information Communication Accountability Assessment (RICAA) tool into practice in Antequerra, Bohol.
Thunderstorm has triggered flooding in Maguindanao Province, ARMM. 1,085 people were reportedly affected by the flood.
Triggered by torrential rain, flashflood hit Padang Sidempuan District, North Sumatra Province. Five people were reportedly died and 1,413 others were displaced because of the incident.
About 33,500 people were affected by flood in Cirebon District, West Java Province. The flood also inundated 6,220 houses.
AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict
FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March
As a result of attacks on security and civilian targets by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Laukkai (Kokang Self-Administered Zone) on 6 March, media sources reported that up to 20,000 people are estimated to have fled across the border into China. At least 30 people, including five civilians, were reportedly killed in the violence. Thousands of migrant workers from other parts of Myanmar have also fled the Laukkai area and are returning home.
20,000 people estimated to have crossed into China
Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated due to the flood in Bandung District, West Java Province.
Torrential rain has caused flooding in Aceh Tenggara, Aceh Province. The incident affected nearly 3,500 families and damaged 5 houses.
245 houses were submerged by flood in Tapin District, South Kalimantan Province.
Flood also inundated 625 houses in Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province.
A. Situation Overview:
09 March 2017
The Tail-End of a Cold Front brought cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Mindanao. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
10 March 2017
The effect of Tail-End of a Cold Front has weakened. However, Eastern Visayas and the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island will continue to have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
In January and February 2017, tail-end of a cold front brought cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over eastern regions of Mindanao island. These heavy rains caused landslides and flooding especially on low lying areas currently affecting 151,500 people in Caraga and Davao regions.
Continous rains in central Mindanao also affected 183,000 people in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Surigao displaces thousands of families and causes destruction to homes, schools and infrastructure.
Over 29,000 people are still displaced in Mindanao due to flooding. Heavy rains combined with rivers clogged with water hyacinth heightens the risk.
Conflict in Butig, Lanao del Sur continues, with armed groups recruiting more youth as dissatisfaction with the peace process grows.
The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines, which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.
Disaster relief and response agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are continuously monitoring the possible impacts of the new tail-end of a cold front currently battering CARAGA and Davao Region.
According to the issued bulletin of state weather bureau PAGASA, the weather disturbance which was initially observed last February 15, has already weakened but will continue to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in the two regions.